Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
Okay, lets be honest, those are not a few of my favorite things. I don’t really like cats. I do kind of like warm woolen mittens. I prefer books and coffee and gourmet food. Those are a few of my favorite things. The truth is, all of us have our own “favorite things” and C.S. Lewis was no exception.
I have been reading a fantastic book by Jim Belcher titled In Search of Deep Faith: A Pilgrimage into the Beauty, Goodness, and Heart of Christianity over the last few days, and in it I came across a quote by C.S. Lewis where Lewis describes some of his favorite things to a dear friend named Arthur Greeves. Here are a few of C.S. Lewis’s favorite thigns:
My happiest hours are spend with three or four old friends in old clothes tramping together and putting up in small pubs – or else sitting up till the small hours in someone’s college rooms, talking nonsense, poetry, theology, metaphysics over beer, tea, and pipes.
So now you know…. C.S. Lewis was a hipster. Pubs, old clothes, beer, poetry, theology, metaphysics, talking nonsense, and tea. A hipster indeed.